Chic in Paris: Marche aux Puces
05 . 28 . 14
People were always shocked when I told them I’ve never been to the puces in Paris before. Part of the reason is that I knew they were expensive and a little farther outside the city. My friend Eleanor insisted that I finally check them out so we took an Uber to Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen last Sunday. I was surprised at the amount of mid-century modern furniture for sale but they have pieces from almost every decade for sale. I bought a small set of flatware and some beautiful napkins but I’m not sure I will go back that often. I prefer the brocantes since they are right in the city and a lot cheaper but who knows, maybe you’ll see me there next weekend too.
I’ve never met a torchon (dish towel) I didn’t like and this place was full of them. The Wall Street Journal has a great article about them in Dish Towels to Dry For online.
I hope my friend goes back for these dining chairs. They were fabulous!
I wish I had asked the price of this painting.
This seller was no where to be found which was a shame since he had a lot of good stuff.
This beautiful dset of Limoges china was already sold.
Some sellers specialize like this hardware dealer and others have a mix.
There are some indoor dealers but a lot of the flea market is outside so you might want to double check the weather before you head out.
There are plenty of places to eat and drink when your energy starts to flag.
I misread the tag on this amazing set of china and thought it said 190 Euros not 1190. I was heartbroken.
We saw a lot of cool cars at the puces too.
I wish I had explored this booth a little more. The photos looked amazing.
I really want to start buying old canes for my entry hall.
The puces attract vistors of all ages and a lot of dogs.
Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic